Maximize March Zoom Trainings

The chairs of the Professional Development and Program Committees are offering you a series of Zoom trainings in the month of March.

The sessions are free for IASFAA Members and membership can be completed at the beginning of the registration process.

Please register no later than 24 hours before the session(s) you wish to attend. Registration lists will be finalized and participants will be sent the Zoom link at that time. Please email one of the committee members if you wish to register late.


  • March 3 - March Management - Presenters Sarah Freestone, Grand View University & Zach Gries, Loras College
    Leadership and a Director's role in the financial aid office, especially during a crisis.
  • March 10 - March Manipulation - Presenters Erick Danielson, ICAN & Isaac Ehlers, ISU
    Performing hand calculations and offering the why and when those might be done in terms of benefiting the student through the use of PJs.  Will also include general changes and policy changes that may need to be reviewed as a result of EFC changing to SAI in 2023-24.
  • March 17 - March Machinations - Presenters Ean Freels, DMACC & Brittany Peterson, ISU
    An Excel session showing how to perform V-lookups, make pivot tables, formulas, etc. relevant to an FAA's world with the data that must be reported to multiple entities.
  • March 24 - March Mash-up - Presenter Federal Trainer Sara Vancil
    High level overview of and associated fed resources for:
    Student Aid Application Process - 2021-2022 FAFSA and Processing Updates, Resolving C-Flags, Verification for 2021-2022, Professional Judgment; and
    Student Data Privacy - Financial Aid Data Use and Student Privacy
  • March 31 - March Forward - Presenter Gerarda Lahey-Keppler, NICC
    Embrace your greatness and the greatness of others - Each day when you wake up, realize you are amazing, and that no one is greater than you.  Waste no energy on thinking you are not's true, you are not are more than enough!
    Realize your amazing power and use it magically! - You have an incredible power to make your day go as you want it to go, and to affect the lives of others.
    Know the magic of traveling light - Give up what is weighing you down...negative thinking that doesn't work for you.
    Celebrate the Gift of the Moment!
    Laugh whenever you can!

 Click here to start registration for Maximize March sessions.  

IASFAA - Financial Aid Training for School Counselors Presentations

Paying for College: An Overview of the Financial Aid Process (pdf)